Sunday, June 15, 2008

If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out

C and I went to see the Greater Falmouth Mostly-All-Male Men's Chorus last night. I can't decide if "mostly-all-male men's chorus" is redundant or contradictory. In either case, the men are scarcely hanging on to their "mostly" status. Excluding the conductor and the man turning pages for the accompanist, I counted 14 women and 17 men. "Mostly" seems like it should denote at least a 2/3rd's majority. But what are the options? They could change the name to Greater Falmouth Almost-As-Many-Women-As-Men Men's Chorus? That would be the GFAAMWAMMC for short.
Gender issues not withstanding, the show was excellent.

song: If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out • artist: Cat Stevens

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